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Crazy for kraut!

Posted on: September 18th 2014

As part of the Replenish community, you know that we’re dedicated to the health of your good gut bacteria.

You also already know that your bacteria sets the stage for every single health situation you may encounter ~ whether it’s your focus and drive, your digestive wellness or your immune function.

But why are we so crazy for kraut?

Sauerkraut, along with other fermented foods such as kimchi, pickles, kefir, miso and more, have been staples of the human diet throughout time. Without knowing it, our ancestors were eating to shift their microbiome, and therefore their health, for the better.

They ate for survival and protection. These fermented foods helped to bolster the population of their internal bacteria to best serve their ability to ward off infection and disease. And many of us (again, Hashi’s or otherwise), would benefit from the same.

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